Monday, August 30, 2010

the adventures of mrs. fuzz part II

These are not fun adventures. Let's just call them adventures in parenthood. This is what has been happening in the last week:

Our daughter started second grade . I made her annual schult├╝te. Now I'm back to the days of setting my alarm clock so that I can get up early enough to get her ready and to school on time. Inside the schultute I put: a drawing pad, the first captain underpants book, some tape, a box of reeses pieces, and some new markers.

The entire family got summer colds. Yours truly took care of everyone. While caring for the sick, our daughter decided that her heart was not beating any longer and there have been many late nights and tears as we explained for the millionth time that it was beating and that she was not going to die. She worked herself up to vomiting and hyperventilating. I am sooooo tired. She gets up multiple times a night and no matter what we say and no matter what we do she will not be comforted. She now has added to her list of worries, spiders in her bed, bugs biting her on the inside of her body, body parts heating up so much that they burst, eating bugs and them bursting inside of her, etc. etc. I think I might lose my mind!!! She is getting just 3 hours of sleep or so a night lately. We are constantly brainstorming and praying, but so far we are just bewildered and I pretty much cry myself to sleep at night. I think mostly because I am so tired.

And just because that's life, HF is pretty much MIA. But guess what. Starting September 10th, he will be home on "vacation" until the 23rd. I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to that.

So that is my last week in a nutshell. Right now I am going to go drink some chamomile tea not only because my nose is stuffy, but it is a stress reducer. Supposedly.


Yellow said...

LOL, good luck with all of that!

Driving into see T-rex I made a wrong turn, in a town I had never even heard of before. After I was done cursing the GPS, and getting turned the right way, I heard Lilly crying.
She was upset that the GPS was never going to get us home, that we were never going to make it. It took a good 30 minutes to explain to her that I knew how to get home now, and that everything was okay.
She still only wants Daddy to drive.

I think kids worry about some of the oddest things!

Ann T. said...

Dear Mrs. Fuzz,
Oh, the crying from tiredness is such an indicator. I am so sorry!

All the children I work with are grown-sized, so I am not sure about this. But since she has such a great imagination--maybe you could coach her to imagine her body healing itself?

That's if you have the chance.

Hang in, dear lady. I will be thinking of you!

Ann T.

Sister Copinherhair said...

I'm sorry but I am laughing. Here's the more Discovery Channel! Good Lord, where did that child learn about that stuff?

jediwife said...

Oh no, I hope that your daughter's anxiety eases a little, and I like Ann's idea about coaching her through some positive suggestion. I hope that you get some sleep! I know how hard it is to be mom and give and give to everyone when you're not getting enough sleep yourself! Hang in there Mrs. F!

Anonymous said...

Not an expert, but I'd go with coaching her in a positive direction. Could she be anxious about something? Maybe she just needs reassurance. Can't go wrong with extra hugs.

And I'm sure it goes without saying but lack of sleep can do weird things to the body. On that, I am an expert. I suffer from insomnia frequently.

I hope you get some sleep soon.

Slamdunk said...

Sounds like you earned HF's upcoming vacation. I hope you enjoy the 13 days and get to spend lots of quality time together.

KD said...

big, huge, large hugs to you and your precious girl. Thinking of you!!